“Blueprint to a Billion is a well-researched and thoughtfully written book that quantifies the growth pattern of America's highest growth companies
-- Professor John Quelch,
Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business School
“A wonderful well thought out analysis of entrepreneurship and leadership of what it takes to be a growth company
-- Howard Lester,
Chairman, Williams-Sonoma, Inc
Microsoft, Google, eBay, Staples, Genentech, Starbucks, Nike and Harley Davidson . . . these are just a few examples of an elite group of companies that have managed to turn billion-dollar ideas into billion-dollar businesses. What did these and other high-growth companies do to achieve such a goal? What blueprint do they follow to produce such business development results?
Based on three years of in-depth research, David Thomson's Blueprint to a Billion™ provides the first quantitative identification of the success pattern common across a distinct group of 387 "Blueprint Companies"-the 5% that have IPO'd since 1980 and grown to $1 billion in revenue. They represent America's highest growth companies; they uniquely achieved exponential revenue growth and returns.
This book is not about one unique company, its innovation, and the financial returns it achieved; it's about the quantifiable, success-based pattern-independent of economic cycles or industries-shared across this group of 387 elite companies. It's about how you can use 7 common Essentials to better your business, organization, team, or yourself and produce exponential growth. It's about executing the essentials and linking them. It's about taking the actions that matter while avoiding pitfalls. While the book is based on quantitative evidence, it provides insightful analysis and very personal stories from many Blueprint Company leaders.
Both fact-based and actionable, Blueprint to a Billion contains fresh research that provides valuable insights into success-based business building. Adopting and executing one or more essentials will maximize your growth-both personally and corporately. Whether you apply these essentials to teams, formulating and benchmarking growth strategies, identifying up-and-coming growth companies or for education, you will find Blueprint to a Billion of unique value.